Patricia A. Annis

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Associate Professor

Address:
309 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-4889

Fax: 706-542-0410

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Textiles Kansas State University 1988
M.S. Textiles & Clothing University of Arkansas 1980
B.A. Vocational Home Economics University of Northern Iowa 1973

Research

My primary research area is the development of methods and instrumentation for the analysis of textile materials.  Our laboratory has designed, constructed, and tested a machine called the Robotic Transfer Replicator.  This machine is capable of reproducibly transferring microorganisms, allergens, and other toxic particulates from carpet, smooth floors, upholstery, and drapery to skin-like materials. The data from these transfers are being used to determine how transfer is affected by the properties of the materials and the particulates and microorganisms.  My laboratory also provides various textile analyses for commercial textile firms. 

Teaching

Textiles, Textile Testing, Research Methods, Nonwovens Science and Technology, Physical Analysis of Textiles

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Teacher of the Year Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors 2013 and 2012
Creswell Award College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2014
Award of Merit American Society for Testing and Materials - International (ASTM - International) 2016

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board Member Journal of Testing and Evaluation 2005 - present

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
American Society for Testing and Materials - International Chairman 2009 - present Subcommittee D13.59 Fabric Test Methods - General
American Society for Testing and Materials - International Chairman 2009 - present Subcommittee D13.60 Fabric Test Methods - Specific
American Society for Testing and Materials - International Vice Chairman for Fabrics 2006 - 2013 Committee D13 Textiles

Publications

Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Matsukura, A., Senetz, A., Knopp, J.A., and King, Jr., A.D. "Determination of Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of Cellulose Triacetate Dyeing Using Matching-Index-of-Refraction Absorption Spectroscopy",  Coloration Technology, Vol. 130, No. 6, 2014, pp. 180-184. 

Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Knopp, J.A. and King, Jr., A.D. "Determination of Light Transmission through Multiple Sheets of Cellulose Triacetate Using Ordinary Absorption Spectroscopy", Coloration Technology, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-9.

Tollner, E.W., Annis, P.A. and Das, K.C. "Evaluation of Strength Properties of Polypropylene-Based Polymers in Simulated Landfill and Oven Conditions", Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 4, 2011, pp. 291-296.

Holser, R.A., Rigsby, L, Annis, P.A., and Knopp, J.A. "Preparation of Flax Shive and Processing Waste for Biocomposites", Proceedings of the International Conference on Flax and Other Bast Plants, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 23, 2008.  

Annis, P.A., Campbell, J.H., Matsukura, A., Senetz, A. and King, Jr., A.D. "Measurements of Dye Absorption by Cellulose Triacetate using Matching Index of Refraction Absorption Spectroscopy",  Coloration Technology, Vol. 123, 2007, pp. 242-247. 

Annis, P.A., Marshall, W.E., Akin, D.E., Knopp, J.A., and Wartelle, L.H. "The Use of Citric Acid Treated Nonwoven Cotton-Flax Mats for Metal Ion Adsorption", Proceedings of the Cotton Utilization Conference-Nonwovens Symposium, New Orleans, LA, January 12, 2007.

Books

Understanding and Improving the Durability of Textiles, editor P. A. Annis, The Textile Institute, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Oxford, 2012.